Hindustan Times – Three quick blows reduced Pakistan to 18/3 in the fourth over and the team never recovered from that and were eventually restricted to 202/9 in their chase of 240.

Summary

  • Shoaib Malik and Imam-ul-Haq tried to steady the ship with a partnership of 67 for the fourth wicket but that was brought to a spectacular end by Mashrafe Mortaza.
  • Shadab Khan batting at number six looked as uncomfortable as Pakistan have in the entire series and he was soon heading to the pavilion, becoming Soumya Sarkar’s first ODI wicket.
  • Asif Ali and Imam added 71 runs for the sixth wicket to give Pakistan a semblance of a chance but that was soon vanquished as both batsmen were dismissed in a space of two overs, both stumped.
  • Both notched up their respective half-centuries and stitched together 100-run stand for the fourth wicket, which was their second of the tournament.
  • During the course of their partnership, they became the first Bangladeshi pair to score century partnership for fourth wicket, after losing first three wickets for 15 or below.


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